Making it up as I go along: pasta with everything

Our student declared at the last minute that he didn’t want dinner. I was grateful not to have to eat the junk food tea I had planned in order to get him to eat something (burger and chips – I will have to endure that tonight!), so I had to decide what to make at the last minute. I looked what was lying around in the fridge and ┬ádecided on pasta with a courgette and mushrooms sweated in butter, some grilled chopped bacon, half a pot of tomato pesto that DD1 had opened and a third of a pot of soft cheese. I mixed it all together and also chucked in some canned sweetcorn I found lurking asimage well.

Guess what? It was delicious and had the added advantage of using up lots of bits and pieces that needed eating. I had the last portion for my lunch today at work.


0 thoughts on “Making it up as I go along: pasta with everything

  1. Cynthia

    That’s what most of my meals are like, what’s in the fridge, what’s in the garden that most needs eating. And it’s pretty much always stirred together and turns up delicious! Your picky student would be quite exasperating for me.

  2. AuntLeesie

    We eat many a “made up” meal in my house, too. I hate to throw out leftovers, so store even small amounts to toss into something else. Quick question… are you required to feed your student? I’m guessing yes, but I’d think it’s okay to provide a meal of whatever your family is eating and he can eat it or not? Like Cynthia (and probably yourself by now) I’d be getting pretty exasperated.

    1. ChickenladyJane Post author

      Yes I have to feed him sadly. He us 17 and I am in locum parentis or whatever the correct phrase is! Actually I agree he should eat what we eat but mealtimes are a little awkward if he just pushes his food round the plate! Small victory last night as he enjoyed haddock in breadcrumbs